FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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But please check the frequently asked questions below in case you find your answer here.

What planet exactly are you going to?
We don't know yet. The destination will be determined during phase 2 of the project. The science in this field is making great leaps forward right now with new exoplanets being found all the time. The world thought to be the best candidate today will likely be replaced by many much better worlds before we get to phase 2. Even during phase 2 the destination may be updated mid-phase.

How much will this cost?
A lot! Using technology available at written moment the whole project would run a few trillion dollars. To put that in perspective it's about what the US spent on World War II. That's a huge amount of money, no doubt, but this must be done, no matter the cost! Not doing it is simply not an option. Then the whole existence of the human race will have been a complete waste.

Doesn't the huge cost make the whole project unfeasible?
No, we don't think so. World War II cost more than this, and we did that too. This will be cheaper than World War II, plus nobody gets killed on purpose. Will it be hard to raise the money? Sure! So what? That doesn't deter us. We're not doing this because it's easy.

Why are we doing this?
Someone has to! There are plenty of people who talk about this, talk gets us nowhere. Since you're here on this page you understand how important this is. Not being involved in space colonization on some level is not an option.

What if you fail to raise the huge amount of money you need to launch a colonizing mission to an exoplanet?
Just completing stage 2 would be of huge benefit to the cause. A ready-to-go design could be implemented if an urgent need would arise. For example if the human race was faced with an existential threat precious time to launch a mission could be saved by having a ready-to-go design and implementation plan on the shelf. It's important that there exists a system based on available technology that can move people to a new home planet.

If you with the currently available technology manage to launch a system that can take you to a certain planet in 400 years, and in 50 years a new technology is available that can do it at half the cost and in 200 years, that system will arrive 150 years before the one sent now. Isn't it better to wait 50 years?
If we know for sure we will still be a very prosperous civilization with the means to do this in 50 years then sure! But there are no guarantees that technology will arrive, and worse, we may have declined to a level where we simply can't afford to do this. What we do know for sure is that we can do this today if we decide to spare the expense. Maybe it's better to wait 50 years, but quite frankly we cannot afford that gamble. This needs to be done as soon as it can be done.

The price tag of a few trillion dollars sounds very high. Is there a way to get that down?
The cost estimate is based on currently available technology and will be updated as new relevant technology becomes feasible. One technology that would drastically reduce the cost of the mission would be a practically functional long term suspended animation technology that would eliminate the need for a ship that can support multiple generations of people living out their lives onboard.

What does ''Pikpuk'' mean?
Pikpuk is the nickname of the project's founder's very beautiful wife.










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